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Montevideo, November 19th 2018 - 15:40 UTC

Tag: US government

  • Wednesday, October 17th 2018 - 09:05 UTC

    Honduras migrant caravan organizer detained in Guatemala

    Up to 3,000 migrants, according to organizers’ estimates, crossed from Honduras into Guatemala on a trek northward after a standoff with police in riot gear

    The organizer of a migrant caravan from Honduras was detained in Guatemala on Tuesday as the U.S. government threatened to withdraw aid from both countries and El Salvador if the flow of migrants north to the United States was not stopped.

  • Tuesday, August 28th 2018 - 09:07 UTC

    Women’s economic empowerment discussed at OAS with Ivanka Trump

    White House Advisor Ivanka Trump underlined “the world is more prosperous, more at peace when women across the globe can fully participate in the economy”

    The Inter-American Council for Integral Development of the Organization of American States (OAS) today organized a meeting that featured Secretary General Luis Almagro, White House Advisor Ivanka Trump and the President and CEO the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), Ray W. Washburne, to discuss “Financial Empowerment of Women for the Sustainable Social and Economic Development of the Americas.”

  • Wednesday, June 27th 2018 - 08:38 UTC

    Pence in Brazil exposes US government's double standard on fleeing migrants

    Pence said he had a message “straight from (his) heart” for Central Americans, who account for many of those crossing from Mexico into the U.S.

    United States Vice-president Mike Pence thanked Brazil on Tuesday for welcoming Venezuelans fleeing their country’s collapse, while warning Central Americans running from violence in their homelands not to attempt to enter the United States illegally.

  • Tuesday, June 26th 2018 - 08:22 UTC

    Latam stocks and currencies hit by global trade disputes

    Brazil's Real was nearly flat as the best-performing currency in the region, after the central bank said it would continue to intervene with currency swaps

    Latin American stocks and currencies mostly fell on Monday as the trade dispute between the United States and other leading economies worsened, but central bank intervention kept the Brazilian real steady.

  • Tuesday, February 23rd 2016 - 06:07 UTC

    Apple and US government appeal to public opinion on the court's privacy dispute

    Apple’s CEO Tim Cook said the case “is about much more than a single phone or a single investigation”, it risks a precedent that “threatens everyone’s civil liberties”

    The public dispute in the United States between the Justice Department and Apple continued Monday as the tech giant called on the government to withdraw its demand for help in unlocking a phone used by one of the shooters in December’s terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, Calif., and instead let a commission of experts discuss the issue.

  • Wednesday, November 28th 2012 - 18:55 UTC

    BP suspended from new contracts with US government

    The Deepwater Horizon accident, one of the worst oil spills in history

    British Petroleum has been temporarily suspended from new contracts with the US government, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has said. While it is unclear how long the ban will last, it follows BP's record fine earlier this month over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.